Friday, February 4, 2011

yummy yummy treat on a snow day (not getting bored at all here!)
1 treat turned into 3 treats, so think of it as a buy one get 2 free!!!

cinnamon roasted almonds (are currently in the oven)
here is the recipe from Pretty Little Posies

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds
1 egg white
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups whole almonds
1/2 cup sugar (a bit less)
1/2 cup brown sugar (i use a bit less)
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (or more!!!)
1/4 tsp. salt

i don't measure much when i cook. it is all roughly. but turns out yummy!
first, beat your egg white to a stiff peak (about 5-7 minutes, depending on how fast your beater is) in a big bowl
add in the vanilla and beat a bit more
then mix in your almonds
in a jar/baggie/something close-able mix the sugar and cinnamon and salt
then stir all together in the big bowl, or put the lid on and shake shake shake
spread onto a LIGHTLY greased cookie sheet (with foil on to make it easy)
put in oven at 250* (not 450, like i did one time on accident) for one hour and check on it about every 15 min or so
pull out and let cool for about 1 min THEN
eat all of it before anyone in your family gets any!!!

hope you all enjoy!!!

ooey and gooey, right after i put them in the oven

  almost done, looking a lot less gooey and a lot more crispy and yummy

and don't forget... don't share!

okay... so as i was waiting for the almonds, i got distracted found another recipe for a banana frittata and it smells so good, while i'm waiting for my almonds. 

here is the recipe

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar and brown sugar
  • some cinnamon and vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 large bananas, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or coconut oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter or coconut oil


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, salt and sugar. Gradually pour in the milk, stirring constantly, until a smooth batter is formed. Add the eggs, one at time, stirring well each addition. Stir in sliced bananas.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a nine inch non-stick skillet over medium heat. Pour the mixture in by spoonfuls, spreading the mixture evenly across the pan. When the bottom has turned a golden brown turn the frittata and cook over low heat until golden brown on the other side. Sprinkle with sugar and serve warm.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and eat up 

as i was finishing this, curly found a recipe in one of her magazines and started cooking it. 
this is super kid friendly, pretty healthy and delish!!!

4 whole graham crackers
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup peanut butter (or almond/soy/whatever butter)
4 T honey (i used raw, it's always yummier!!!
1/4 cup coconut flakes

1. wash your hands with soap and water
2. put graham crackers in a medium sized plastic bag. roll a rolling pin back and forth over the crackers until they are fine crumbs.
3. in a small bowl, mix cracker crumbs, raisins, peanut butter and honey.
4. roll a teaspoonful of batter into a ball, and flatten it into a cookie shape. press lightly into the coconut flakes. 

all of these recipes turned out absolutely wonderful. and i did them all within 1 hour. now, i'm not sure if we'll be able to get them all, especially since it is pizza time on pizza friday night, but it sure was fun to make!

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